Woven Fused Glass Dish | Glass Fusing 101

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4.79 | 12 reviews

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Create the look of woven glass with a few fun fusing tricks! In this new Dabble class, you will learn to easily and safely cut and assemble transparent and opaque sheet glass. 


Create your piece with colorful glass strips, stringers, and noodles that will turn it into a beautiful and textural piece that has depth and textile-like qualities. The pieces will then be slumped (shaped) into a variety of forms to look like fabric.


Your pieces will be 5" x 5". All materials and firings are included. No experience needed. Great for a date night or a girls/guys night out! Your pieces will be fired in our Kilns and will be ready for pick up within two weeks. Shipping is available for a small fee.


 

Minimum age

14 years or older

Parent or guardian required if under 18

Prerequisites

No experience needed

What's Provided

All materials provided

What You Can Expect From This Experience
  • cutting flat glass
  • assembling flat glass
  • learn about fused glass
Please Note

This experience has a minimum of 4 students required to go forward. You'll be notified if it is below minimum 7 days in advance. If the minimum is not met 24 hours before the event, you’ll have the option to pay the difference for a private event amount, transfer to another date or Dabble experience, or receive a refund.

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Location
Chicago Glass Collective
1770 W. BERTEAU, SUITE 203 B
Chicago, IL, 60613

EVENT DETAILS

Date & Time

Location

Chicago Glass Collective

Price

$58 per Ticket

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* Registration closes 24 hours before event

MORE ABOUT YOUR HOST

After receiving her BFA from Alfred University in 1992 Leslie Speicher traveled the country finally choosing Seattle, WA as her home. During her seven years there she focused on her glasswork, teaching at Pratt Fine Arts Center and assisting and studying with local and international glass artists. During this time she was a TA and AA at Pilchuck Glass School, Instructor at Urban Glass in Brooklyn, NY and Red Deer College in Alberta, CA. Residencies include Urban Glass, Hastings College and Pratt Fine Arts Center. Leslie has shown her glasswork, sculptures and installations in Seattle, NYC, Miami, Philadelphia and Chicago. Publications include International Glass Art; Richard Yelle, author.
She then decided to return to school to get her Masters so she could teach at the college level. In 2004, she received her MFA from the University of Illinois. Her teaching career took her first to the University of Miami where she taught 3D Design. Leslie then taught at the Cleveland Institute of Art as an Adjunct in the Glass Department before moving to Chicago, IL after her solo show at the Museum of Surgical Science in 2006.

No matter what she is making her aspiration is to create pieces with unique character, which are thought-provoking and visually pleasing. Leslie’s interest in exploring materials leads her to create narratives between design, texture, form and color. Every piece is one-of-a-kind, designed and handcrafted by the artist.

Leslie is the owner of Chicago Glass Collective in Chicago, IL where she also teaches and makes her work.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Priya C.
    Reviewed on 10/05/23

    Super fun evening! There were tons of gorgeous colors to choose from and the instructions were clear and easy to follow.

    Our instructor was awesome.

    Super fun evening! There were tons of gorgeous colors to choose from and the instructions were clear and easy to follow.

    Our instructor was awesome.

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    Keri H.
    Reviewed on 10/04/23

    Our class leader David was great! He showed us how to make our project (woven fused glass bowl) and then let us do our thing. Our group was late due to traffic and he was very accommodating. Cannot wait to see the finished product!

    Our class leader David was great! He showed us how to make our project (woven fused glass bowl) and then let us do our thing. Our group was late due to traffic and he was very accommodating. Cannot wait to see the finished product!

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    Claudia D.
    Reviewed on 10/04/23

    Fantastic class! The instructor was enthusiastic, well organized and clearly explained every step of the process. Creating with glass is new to me and I’ll be back to take more classes to explore other techniques.

    Fantastic class! The instructor was enthusiastic, well organized and clearly explained every step of the process. Creating with glass is new to me and I’ll be back to take more classes to explore other techniques.

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    Kathy D.
    Reviewed on 04/06/23

    We had a blast in the woven glass fusion class. Our instructor, Cheryl, was knowledgeable and led us through the process. Would definitely do another class.

    We had a blast in the woven glass fusion class. Our instructor, Cheryl, was knowledgeable and led us through the process. Would definitely do another class.

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    Sierra P.
    Reviewed on 03/01/23

    We had so much fun learning this new skill. Leslie was so encouraging, helpful, and fun! Highly recommend this workshop :)

    We had so much fun learning this new skill. Leslie was so encouraging, helpful, and fun! Highly recommend this workshop :)

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    Jennie G.
    Reviewed on 01/30/23

    This class was great! Leslie was a fantastic teacher and brought a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the process. She explained things very simply so those of us without experience could understand, but also gave us a lot of information about the whole process. I’m excited to see my finished product. I had so much fun in this class, I’m already looking for my next class

    This class was great! Leslie was a fantastic teacher and brought a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the process. She explained things very simply so those of us without experience could understand, but also gave us a lot of information about the whole process. I’m excited to see my finished product. I had so much fun in this class, I’m already looking for my next class

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    Andrea B.
    Reviewed on 06/04/22

    Not a newby with fused glass, but my first time doing woven. Leslie is terrific and very patient…not to mention a lot of fun.

    Not a newby with fused glass, but my first time doing woven. Leslie is terrific and very patient…not to mention a lot of fun.

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    Mary Jo L.
    Reviewed on 06/02/22

    The class was excellent! Just the right amount of time. All supplies were provided and individually packaged. Instructions were articulate. Instructor was friendly, helpful and personable.

    The class was excellent! Just the right amount of time. All supplies were provided and individually packaged. Instructions were articulate. Instructor was friendly, helpful and personable.

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    Sally S.
    Reviewed on 03/03/22

    Love that Dabble has introduced me to such interesting places in Chicago! Have loved discovering the Chicago Glass collective. The classes are awesome!

    Love that Dabble has introduced me to such interesting places in Chicago! Have loved discovering the Chicago Glass collective. The classes are awesome!

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    Gail G.
    Reviewed on 05/03/18

    Had a great time in our class. The teacher is great. Will definitely we do another class!

    Had a great time in our class. The teacher is great. Will definitely we do another class!

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    Gail G.
    Reviewed on 02/17/18

    it was a fun class but i think it was limited on the glass colors you could use. i thought there should of been way more colors and glass. i enjoy using alot of color but really couldnt design it the way i really wanted to because the limited colors and class.

    it was a fun class but i think it was limited on the glass colors you could use. i thought there should of been way more colors and glass. i enjoy using alot of color but really couldnt design it the way i really wanted to because the limited colors and class.

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